A systematic experimental study was conducted on muon-catalyzed fusion in solid deuterium and tritium mixtures. Various conditions were investigated, i.e. tritium concentrations from 20% to 70%, and temperatures from 5 K to 16 K. With decreasing temperature, unexpected increase in the muon cycling rate and decrease in the muon loss probability were observed. The former change is interpreted to be caused by the temperature dependence in the dtμ formation process. The most probable origin of the latter change is the temperature dependence in the muon reactivation process after muon-to-α sticking.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)